Empire has just released two new images of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, one of which graced the cover of the print magazine. Take a look at the new images from the film, which is set to open on May 1, 2009.

<strong><em>X-Men Origins: Wolverine</em></strong> Image #1

<strong><em>X-Men Origins: Wolverine</em></strong> Image #2

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Leading up to the events of "X-Men," X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.